Welcome to the TEMPS Final Symposium!

The SNF-funded SINERGIA project «The Evolution of Mountain Permafrost in Switzerland — TEMPS» consists of four joint subprojects (TEMPS A to D) and combines scientists of five different institutions and from various fields, namely atmospheric and cryospheric sciences, geomorphology, geophysics, geography and remote sensing. Based on the observations of the Swiss permafrost monitoring network PERMOS, monitoring data were analysed and combined with model simulations using a dynamic process-oriented permafrost model and Regional-Climate-Model simulations. Plausible evolution scenarios for specific permafrost sites were created and interactions between the atmosphere and permafrost were investigated, focusing on the evolution of ground temperature, ice content, and related degradation and creep processes.

The main objective of TEMPS and the final symposium is an improved understanding of the vulnerability of mountain regions to permafrost changes and to assess the current and future impacts on the Swiss Alps. The two-day symposium will include the presentation of the main project results, invited lectures on mountain permafrost research, and a specific practitioner’s day (talks in French or German, respectively) to strengthen the relation between science and practice. All permafrost-interested practitioners and scientists are cordially invited to join the symposium. We are looking forward to seeing you in Sion in February!

symposium flyer for download
• second circular (German / English / French) for download